§ Mr. Alton
To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment how many properties sold under the right to buy on the Phythian Street estate, Liverpool, are being compulsorily acquired for the purpose of demolition; whether this is in accord with the wishes of tenants; what are the costs involved; how much of the costs will be met locally and how much nationally; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Yeo
The remodelling of the Phythian Road estate may necessitate some demolitions to create a traditional layout, to allow for proper circulation within the estate and to provide vehicular access to all properties.259W
Four properties have been sold under the right-to-buy legislation from the 645 on the estate. None is being compulsorily acquired. It is Liverpool city council's intention to acquire by agreement and the costs of acquisition will be at full market price and will therefore vary according to that valuation. The costs will be part of the overall scheme costs for the project which is funded jointly by the Department's estate action programme and the city council's own capital programme.